Frank Vogel Rumors
John Denton: Fresh off his 12-point, 10-rebound, 4-block game on Tuesday, C-F Khem Birch will remain in the @Orlando Magic rotation tonight vs. @Cleveland Cavaliers. ORL Head coach Frank Vogel: “He earned another chance – that’s the best way to put it. He played at a level to stay in the lineup.”
Candace Buckner: Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel asked if Bradley Beal is an all-star: “Absolutely.”
Aaron Gordon didn’t have the same sort of luck on Saturday, missing a potential tying 3-pointer with 15 seconds remaining and leading to the Magic’s heartbreaking loss to the Heat. Still, Gordon had 29 points and Frank Vogel is excited about the progress the fourth-year forward has made this season. “He’s not just a spot-up shooter; he’s a pin-down shooter and that says a lot about his development,’’ Vogel said of Gordon, who made five of 11 3-point shots against the Heat on Saturday. “We’re still not winning at the rate that we want, but our young guys are improving. That’s a very encouraging thing.’’
Josh Robbins: Jonathan Isaac will not play tonight against the Pistons because Isaac reaggravated his right ankle in Miami, Frank Vogel said. Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon will be gametime decisions, Vogel said.